President Trump on Friday complained that Obama-era energy-efficiency lightbulbs give him an “orange look.”
“The new bulb is many times more expensive, and, I hate to say it, it doesn’t make you look as good,” Trump said during a White House meeting focused on deregulation efforts.
“Of course, being a vain person that’s very important to me,” he added, prompting laughter in the room. “It gives you an orange look. I don’t want an orange look. Has anyone noticed that?”
“So we’ll have to change those bulbs out at least a couple of rooms where I am in the White House,” Trump quipped.
President Trump on new light bulbs: "It doesn't make you look at good. Being a vain person…I don't want an orange look. We'll have to change those bulbs out at least a couple of rooms where I am in the White House." pic.twitter.com/XApWKgvwPc
— CSPAN (@cspan) December 6, 2019
Trump has made similar remarks before knocking an Obama-era rule that imposed energy efficiency standards on lightbulbs.
A Switzerland-based cosmetics brand’s website crashed on Friday after The Washington Post claimed that it produces orange makeup apparently used by President Donald Trump.
Bronx Colors told Newsweek that the hue of concealer was “very, very hot” after a Post report Wednesday claimed that Trump’s housekeepers were asked to ensure that three tubes of makeup were available in Trump’s bedroom at all times.
“The same rule applied to the Bronx Colors-brand face makeup from Switzerland that Trump slathered on — two full containers, one half full — even if it meant the housekeepers had to regularly bring new shirts from the pro shop because of the rust-colored stains on the collars,” the Post’s article reads. “A special washing machine in the laundry room was reserved for his wife Melania Trump’s clothing.”
The president on Friday also said he would urge the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to look at water efficiency standards after he complained about a lack of water pressure from sinks, showers and toilets.
“We have a situation where we’re looking very strongly at sinks and showers, and other elements of bathrooms,” Trump said in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.
“You turn the faucet on in areas where there’s tremendous amounts of water… and you don’t get any water,” he continued. “They take a shower and water comes dripping out. Just dripping out, very quietly dripping out.
“People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times, as opposed to once,” he added. “They end up using more water.”